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Media Release

Date: 11 June 2019

RUH seeks candidates for Non-Executive Director role

A new Non-Executive Director is being sought to join the Board of Directors at the Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust.

Alison Ryan, Trust Chair said: "Non-Executive Directors play a crucial role in bringing an independent perspective to the boardroom in addition to any specific knowledge and skills they may have.

"We're looking for an exceptional individual to join our board and contribute their skills and expertise to develop healthcare for our local community and beyond. The future will be about organisations working more closely together to deliver the best quality experience and outcomes for patients in a sustainable way. We have already started this journey and are pioneering new ventures and new ways of working."

"It's an exciting time to join our organisation as we continue our programme of redevelopment which will transform our site and further improve the services we provide. We're near to completing our new RNHRD and Brownsword Therapies Centre and relocating staff and services from the Mineral Water Hospital, after which we will be starting our biggest ever project – the new Dyson Cancer Centre."

The new candidate will replace Nigel Sullivan, whose term has come to an end.

Mr Sullivan said: "I have thoroughly enjoyed the last seven years as a Non-Executive Director at the RUH. It is a fantastic organisation delivering critical services at the heart of our communities across BANES, Wiltshire and Somerset. This is an amazing opportunity for a new Non-Executive Director to make a significant contribution to the board of directors, our governors, patients and staff."

For more information visit using reference number GSe54384.

Closing date for applications is Monday 1 July 2019 and preliminary interviews will be held on w/c 15 July, with the final panel on Tuesday 6 August.


Notes to Editor:

  • The Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust provides acute treatment and care for a catchment population of around 500,000 people in Bath, and the surrounding towns and villages in North East Somerset and Western Wiltshire. The hospital provides healthcare to the population served by four Clinical Commissioning Groups: Bath & North East Somerset CCG, Wiltshire CCG, Somerset CCG and South Gloucestershire CCG.
  • The Trust provides 759 beds and a comprehensive range of acute services including medicine and surgery, services for women and children, accident and emergency services, and diagnostic and clinical support services.
  • In 2015 The Royal United Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust acquired the Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases (RNHRD) NHS Foundation Trust. The RNHRD treats patients from across the country offering services in rheumatology, chronic pain and chronic fatigue syndrome/ME, cancer related fatigue and fatigue linked to other long term conditions such as multiple sclerosis.
  • The RUH is changing - we have an exciting programme of redevelopment underway transforming our site and further improving the services we provide. The Trust is now building a purpose-built RNHRD and Therapies Centre and working towards new Dyson Cancer Centre. For more details visit:
  • For more information about the Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust visit:

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